The following was received on March
5, 1998 from Kathryn K. Harden, Ph.D., k-harden@UIUC.EDU, Assistant Editor, The Journal of Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The latest issue
of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition contains two articles
concerning celiac disease. It is encouraging to see research papers
concerning celiac disease in important basic research and clinical journals. The
- Reversal of
low bone density with a gluten-free diet in children and adolescents
with celiac disease. S. Mora, G. Barera, A. Ricotti, G. Weber, C.
Bianchi and G. Chiumello. AJCN 67: 477-481, 1998. The authors conclude
that in children and adolescents with low bone mineral density (BMD)
due to celiac disease, a gluten free diet promotes a rapid
increase of BMD that leads to a complete recovery of bone mineralization.
Due to the severe consequences of low BMD, the authors emphasize
the need for early diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease.
status of newly diagnosed celiac disease patients before and after
the institution of a celiac disease diet - association with the
grade of mucosal villous atrophy. T Kemppainen, V-M Kosma, E Janatuinen,
R Julkunen, P Pikkarainen, M Uusitupa. AJCN 67: 482-487, 1998. Authors
found that celiac disease patients with 3 levels of intestinal villous atrophy
(partial, subtotal, total) did not differ in the nutritional status
variables measured except erythrocyte folate and serum ferritin
The following was received from J.C.
on September 28, 1998:
Two articles I
would like to add to your list if you dont already have info.
- Journal of
Pediatrics, August 1998 article entitled, Celiac disease:
A Reappraisal, by David Branski, MD and Ricardo Troncone,
MD. Dr. Branski is Dept. of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center,
P. O. Box 3235, Jerusalem, Israel. It is a good five page article
referring to the tip of the iceberg again - at least
all the experts are in agreement all over the world that we are
not diagnosing enough celiac disease. This is a good article - there
is some technical stuff about the DB MOLECULE, which I will never
understand, but I gave a copy to my gastroenterologist and he seemed
to appreciate it.
- Tufts University,
Medford, MA, Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter - September, 1998
- Volume 16, Number 7. Good article for average layperson on Coping with Celiac
Disease - mentions CSA/USA, Inc. and its many (80) support
groups throughout the country. Also mentions Gluten Intolerance
Group, Energy Foods and Dietary Specialties. To quote part of the
article: In one survey, 43 percent of those with the condition
said that theyd been diagnosed with an assortment of ailments -
such as anemia, stress, ulcers, and nerves before finding
out that celiac disease was responsible for the symptoms.